Fabregas - We don't fear Real
Barcelona star Cesc Fabregas insists they have no fear of Real Madrid ahead of the first El Clasico of the season next weekend
By Pete O'Rourke - Follow me: @skysportspeteo
Last Updated: 09/12/11 8:40am
Barcelona star Cesc Fabregas insists they have no fear of Real Madrid ahead of the first El Clasico of the season next weekend.
Barca make the trip to the Bernabeu trailing their bitter rivals by three points and having played a game more than Jose Mourinho's men.
Next weekend's clash could have serious ramifications in the title race, but Fabregas is adamant Barcelona will go to Madrid and attack despite the fine form of Real.
"The team is in good shape and will go to the Santiago Bernabeu looking for a win, and whatever happens, there'll be no lack of bravery and courage to play our own style," Fabregas said to Barca TV.
"If we go there with nerves or thinking we'll sit back and see what happens, we could be punished as the Bernabeu is a very dangerous place to play.
"Obviously they'll go all out for a win, and the home fans will make their presence felt. We know that if Real Madrid win, it could have a serious impact on the league. We'll go there to win. We're not afraid."
Fabregas scored twice in his side's 5-0 win over Levante on Saturday and he paid tribute to his team-mates for his fine form in front of goal, having scored nine goals this term.
"My team-mates are great, they have helped me a lot with my own game and at Barca I am able to get into a lot of forward positions in the area, which has enabled me to get those goals," added Fabregas.